The Day of the Clown
Life on Earth can be an adventure, too. You just need to know where to look.
Rani Chandra, the new girl in Bannerman Road, is being haunted by a sinister clown. Local children are going missing. Is there a connection? When Clyde’s friend disappears as well, Sarah Jane decides to investigate. The trail leads her to a strange circus museum run by Mr Spellman, and the legend of the pied piper. To foil Spellman’s evil plot, Sarah Jane has to confront her own childhood fear of clowns.
Once Sarah Jane unwillingly carried a plague of Squaleen locusts home with her after visiting a Prastaki trading ship from the Thunderhead Spiral Galaxy.
Clyde compared Haresh to Doctor Frankenstein.
In the 1960s, Ram Vermas, his wife and Haresh’s parents moved from India to England. They settled in Nottingham.
Elijah Spellman called Sarah Jane Smith “The Princess of the Sawdust Ring”
Sarah Jane had a Cylethian (a species from the planet Cylith) distress beacon from a Cylethian scoutship.
Clyde called the Sarah Jane gang Defenders of the Earth.
Deviations from the televised story
Rani Chandra had a Kylie Minogue song as a ring tone of her mobile phone instead of a normal telephone ringing sound.